Hebrews 4:12 "For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart." The Word of God is sure, settled forever in heaven. However, for the past one hundred and twenty years there have been attempts to develop a more "user-friendly" Bible. Publishing modern Bible versions has become a hugely profitable undertaking. The publicly stated reasons for the publication of each new Bible have been a combination of the following: 1. More accurately rendered 2. More up-to-date language 3. More easily understood It is interesting to see that the stated reasons have never been to develop a Bible that is: 1. More humbling 2. More convicting 3. More life-changing Indeed, no modern copyrighted version can claim to even equal the power of the Word of God. The nature of copyright law demands that the new version must be significantly different. Sad to say, the modern versions are different. As has been eloquently pointed out, Things That Are Different Are Not The Same. The modern versions: 1. Leave out words 2. Leave out verses 3, Change words 4. Change verses Why would they change or leave out words and entire verses? The answer to this rests in motivation and translation. You can find the rest of this at Dependable Word of God Let the fightn' and fussin' begin!